Taking action against racism
We're working to combat racism, foster acceptance and promote an inclusive society in Alberta.
Racism has no place in Alberta. As our province becomes more diverse, we have a responsibility to break down barriers, promote inclusive and accepting communities and embrace diversity as one of our strengths.
While racism cannot be resolved overnight, we heard stories and ideas from thousands of people that helped us create a plan to combat racism and make life better for all Albertans.
Read the plan:
- Taking Action Against Racism: What Albertans Told Us and What’s Next (English)
- Taking Action Against Racism: What Albertans Told Us and What's Next (Translated versions)
The plan includes short- and long-term actions to combat racism. Two actions launched this summer: an advisory council and a community grant program. We’re asking for your feedback on the other action items to make sure we’re on the right track.
We’re visiting communities across the province to get your feedback on the action items listed in the report. You can also send us feedback online.
Anti-racism advisory council
We've established an anti-racism advisory council to advise the government on how to address racism effectively, engage people in conversations and further cross-cultural work. The council will include up to 25 members from across the province. The deadline for applications has now closed. We're currently reviewing applications and will announce the council members in the coming months. Thank you to everyone who applied.
Anti-racism community grant program
Community organizations can apply for funding to support grassroots initiatives that raise awareness and understanding of racism and its effect on all Albertans. Funding is also available for projects specific to Indigenous people.
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